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4 Important Things To Remember About The Donor Egg Process

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4 Important Things To Remember About The Donor Egg Process

4 Important Things To Remember About The Donor Egg Process

Trying to get pregnant naturally or through IVF with no success?

Many couples are exploring other infertility options like the donor egg process.

Talking to professionals who care about your fertility issues should be your first step in exploring infertility options.

What is donor egg or egg donation process? 

Egg donation is a procedure wherein a fertile woman donates an egg, or oocyte, to another woman to help her conceive.

Why donor eggs?

Donor egg or egg donation process eradicates any issue a woman may have with her eggs – whether it’s age-related problems, early menopause, genetically-transmitted diseases, or lack of success with traditional IVF (linked to the quality and/or quantity of her eggs).

What can you expect with the egg donation process?

No need to worry because the donor process is safe and painless as it's done with anesthesia or painkillers.

  1. The donor takes medication to stimulate her ovaries and stop her menstrual cycle.
  2. The recipient will then start taking estrogen to develop her uterine lining. 
  3. The embryo(s) will be transferred to the recipient’s uterus three to five days after fertilization.

Learn more about the medical egg donation process here.

Here are four important things to remember if you choose the donor egg process.

4 Important Things to Remember About the Donor Egg Process

1. Take your time in finding the egg donor

Don't be pressured in choosing your egg donor too quickly. Take your time to find the right one.

Carefully consider accepting egg donations from relatives and close friends. 

Think about the consequences.

It may seem reassuring to use the eggs of someone you know, but many prefer donors from an egg bank. 

Egg donation is no joke and would impact your relationship with the donor.

From awkward dynamics within the family to debates over what kind of role the donor should play in your child’s life, things can get complicated and may lead to issues.

Using an egg bank donor removes these possible complications. 

You’ll be able to see your donor’s childhood and adult photographs, learn about her characteristics, and see her education, career, and life achievements.

Things to ask yourself when choosing an egg donor:

  • Would you choose someone who closely resembles you and your spouse? 
  • Would you prefer someone with the qualities you admire and hope your child will possess?

Important To Remember About The Donor Egg Process: take your time

2. Fresh or Frozen Donor Egg?

Which is better, fresh or frozen donor egg? 

Fresh egg donation process is a lengthier procedure.

You need time to synchronize cycles with your donor. It's also more costly.

Frozen donor eggs are readily available.

Two weeks after transferring the fertilized embryo(s) to your uterus, you'll need to return to the clinic for a pregnancy test and ultrasound.

What's next?

Enjoy your pregnancy!

Important To Remember About The Donor Egg Process: Choose frozen or fresh egg

3. Prepare yourself

After going through the donor egg process...

Be ready for your new role, mama!

Eat food that are best for you and your developing baby.

Ask your doctor what exercise is best for your condition to keep your body strong and healthy.

After giving birth, learn how to be present for your child.

Motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but you're a superwoman.

You got this! 

Important To Remember About The Donor Egg Process: Prepare yourself

4. Create a happy environment 

Prepare your home and hearts for your new bundle of joy.

The donor egg process may take a while from planning, processing, looking for the right donor, and deciding, but it's all worth it.

A new angel will be coming into your lives.

Don't overlook the important preparation part.

From baby-proofing your home, to finding the best baby essentials, to putting your baby to sleep, it's best to be ready.

Create a happy and healthy environment for your new baby.

Important To Remember About The Donor Egg Process: Prepare yourself: Create a happy environment

To receive the news that you're unable to conceive is heartbreaking.

Thankfully, science is here.

Donor egg process can help. Remember these four things and discuss it with your partner. When you're ready, talk to a fertility expert. 

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